Leave the Car Behind to Enjoy the 15 Most Walkable Cities in America

Not interested in spending money on a rental car? We don’t blame you. Travelers appreciate an excellent public transit system to help them navigate the city and love a walkable city even more. 

Check out some of the best, most walkable cities in the U.S. 

Discover the 15 Most Walkable Cities in America

Without a doubt, New York City is a city of commuters. One visitor called it the “ultimate walking city.” Find museums, parks, restaurants, and hotels within a few miles of each, making the “city that never sleeps” easy to explore. 

1. New York City, New York

2. Portland, Oregon

With one of the best public transit systems on the west coast, travelers can use the train, link rail, or bus to explore the city of Portland. It’s home to the country’s largest urban park, plus tons of breweries, museums, and bars.  

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Summer is a great time to visit Chicago. Enjoy the nice weather, street festivals, and free entertainment throughout Chicago. You can always hop on public transit or rent bikes to see the city. 

3. Chicago, Illinois

4. Washington, D.C.

History buff or not, our nation’s capital has much to offer. Aside from the laundry list of museums and historical sites, there are plenty of green spaces to relax in during warmer months throughout Washington, D.C. 

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The French Quarter of New Orleans is a hot spot during Mardis Gras. But travelers flock to this corner of the south all year to enjoy a traditional Louisiana steamboat, the iconic architecture, and a classic beignet.  

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

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